FIME becomes first service provider to support banks with formal validation services for D-PAS card issuance
Leading payments consultancy, FIME has been accredited to perform Discover Payment Application Specification (D-PAS) card personalisation validation (CPV) on behalf of Discover, for both Discover and Diners Club International card issuers. FIME will support issuers in achieving compliance to Discover’s EMV® requirements, as part of the payment network’s EMV migration activity.
FIME has been selected by Discover to provide validation of D-PAS EMV cards prior to market launch. Xavier Giandominici, Director at FIME America, explains: “FIME has been working with Discover since 2006 and this accreditation expands FIME’s portfolio to ensure banks have successful, cost-effective and efficient D-PAS implementations.”
Ellie Smith, Global Head of Chip Payments at Discover, adds: "As joint owners of EMVCo, Discover continues to drive the adoption of chip payments globally. Discover maintains high standards for our chip program, and FIME's EMV expertise has allowed us to streamline processes to ensure efficient issuance of D-PAS around the globe."
FIME works closely with industry participants and is a technical associate of EMVCo. It provides customised, practical consulting to payment card issuers and acquirers to implement EMV chip payments in any marketplace.
Xavier continues: “We are focused on delivering the most comprehensive range of services to support our customers’ EMV projects. Our D-PAS CPV service provides access to highly-qualified EMV experts and has been built to ensure issuing banks can complete their card personalisation quickly and in conformance with the market rules. This accreditation from Discover is yet another step for us in offering a one-stop-shop to issuers to qualify products successfully and efficiently.”